Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Read & Reflect With The Classics (book review)

I don't remember ever hearing any stories about George Muller or the orphanages he began in Bristol, England, in the early 1800s. So, I really didn't know what to expect when I received Answers to Prayer (free from B&H Publishers in exchange for an honest review). The copy I received is one of the volumes in a series of books designed for reading and reflecting on classics like The Pilgrim's Progress and The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life.

Answers to Prayer is a collection of diary entries from George Muller that chronicle how he depended solely on the Lord to provide the means to begin and continue an orphanage that eventually grew into five houses. His primary goal was to offer proof that God answered prayers, so he never asked others for help - he simply prayed and waited for provision . . . and it always came!

This Read & Reflect edition also includes personal reflection questions, journaling prompts, study questions and a prayer prompt at the end of each chapter.

I thoroughly enjoyed this little book and Muller's testimony of the faithfulness of God to answer our prayers if we will fully trust and believe!

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